Opioid deaths fall in Colorado following recreational cannabis legalisation

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Colorado, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado is saving lives according to new research Opioid deaths fell by 6.5% two years after Colorado legalised cannabis for recreational purposes in 2015 10,000 of people die from opioid abuse in America every year According to new research, legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado has led to [...]

Can medical marijuana replace pharmaceutical pain medications?

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Cannabis has been used medically to treat pain for centuries Latest study conducted on cannabis as a pain treatment found 97% of patients “strongly agreed” that they were able to decrease the number of opiates they consume when they also used cannabis Findings could pose serious risk to the future of pharmaceutical opioid-based [...]

Hero British Mother “Saved” Severely Brain Damaged Child with Medical Cannabis

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Epilepsy, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, UK, UPA|

Louis Bostock has been legally treating her severely brain-damaged daughter, Jayla, for 2 years with cannabis oil The niece of Aston Villa footballer Gabby Agbonlahor is the UK's youngest legally approved Class B drug user Louise has no become an active member in the medical cannabis community, helping to source medication for patients [...]

Largest survey on CBD finds nearly half of users are able to stop taking traditional medications

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Depression, Featured Research, Inflammation, Legalisation, Migraines, News, Opiates, Opioids, Research|

Survey found that 42% of new CBD users were able to stop taking pharmaceutical medicines 80% of respondents found CBD to be "very or extremely effective" in treating conditions 55% of respondents were female Can CBD become the UK's main medicinal cannabis product? Evidence from the largest ever survey on CBD is suggesting [...]

Is Medical Cannabis the Answer to Britain’s Growing Pharmaceutical Drug Crisis?

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, MS, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Research, UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thousands of people overdose on pharmaceutical prescription drugs every year in the UK 1,195 people overdosed on legal pharmaceutical drugs in 2014 A leading pathologist recently called for prescription painkiller Tramadol to be upgraded to a Class A following hundreds of deaths relating to the drug Thousands of patients worldwide have been replacing [...]

Many Doctors Now Treating Opioid Addiction with Cannabis

By | October 7th, 2015|Categories: Opioids|

Treating Opioid Addiction with Cannabis As the state of Massachusetts faces its opioid problem, local doctors are using cannabis as a gateway out of addiction. Opioid dependence over time depletes dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin levels, and more importantly, destroys families. The Journal of American Medical Association published findings that the state of Colorado saw a [...]

Can Medical Cannabis and Opioids be used together?

By | June 24th, 2015|Categories: Opioids|

With 23 states (and Washington D.C.) having already legalized medical marijuana, the time has come when physicians are finally able to prescribe it for pain management, instead of opioids or in combination with them. Having an alternative to opioids is an important step for patients suffering from chronic pain as these are known to be highly [...]